Nov 5, 2011
Growing Up Cauliflower
Posted by Living, Learning, Eating at 11:51 AM
I decided that I was going to try it out and see for myself!
Of course, if you know anything about me by this point, you know things didn't really go the way I planned. Sure, I had cauliflower - but no food processor, eggs, pizza sauce (and I was too hungry to make any), and cheese makes my stomach feel funny. In a not-so-funny way.
So, of course, my cauliflower pizza turned into something very different: a metaphor! It was asking for it. So here's my metaphorical cauliflower (yes, I'm aware of the grammatical inaccuracy in that sentence - deal with it).
You start with something simple - some cauliflower in a pan...
Then life (or me, take your pic) throws in some surprises - a little spice, a few more ingredients, and both disappointments and successes. Your flavors meld as all the ingredients simmer together and wala - you're well on your way to growing up (not being grown up, because no one ever is all the way done growing up).
And then I eat you.
Hmm, I think that part doesn't really fit into the metaphor, does it? :P Without further ado, here's the recipe!
* Some cauliflower (sorry, I don't really measure things - I just used what looked good in the pan)
* A medium tomato, diced
* A glug of olive oil (around 1-2 Tbsp.)
* A few shakes of nooch
* Spices (I used oregano, salt, pepper, and paprika - my staples)
Goshdarnit! I meant to add a flax egg and some flour - maybe then it would have stuck together better!
1) Boil the cauliflower in a wee bit of water for around 3 minutes.
2) Add the tomato, continue to boil until the cauliflower is soft enough to mash with a fork (or blend/process, if you're not doing this college kid/intern style)
3) Mash said cauliflower with said fork.
4) Glug in the olive oil. Continue to cook for 3 more minutes at medium-high heat (if it's sticking/burning, instead of simmering, add more oil).
5) Mix in nooch and spices.
6) Bake in a not-preheated oven at 200C for 5-10 minutes (until a crust seems to form and/or you're too hungry to wait any longer).
I ate it on a bed of iceberg - yum! But it was nothing like pizza (the crust was just a visual slight), so if I want pizza I'll either go for the real deal and grab some ginger (to calm the tum) or invest in some eggs and remember to use the flour. :P
Have you ever tried mashed cauliflower/cauliflower pizza crust?
Metaphors - love 'em or hate 'em?